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Homeland Security tightens screening of foreign air travelers
Homeland Security tightens screening of foreign air travelers

Concerned that Europeans who joined Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria might try to launch terrorist attacks in the West, Homeland Security officials boosted screening Monday of people traveling to the United States on Western passports. Officials will seek “to learn more about travelers from countries from whom we do not require a visa,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. Intelligence officials say more than 3,000 Europeans have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamic State and other militant groups since 2011. U.S. officials are especially concerned because many of the fighters come from England, Belgium, France and Germany, and...

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